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Rihanna rejected an offer to headline the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show out of support for Colin Kaepernick

Media reports suggest Rihanna wanted nothing to do with performing at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show in part because of how the NFL has treated Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49er who took a knee during the national anthem to call attention to racial injustice and police brutality.
"Stand Up For America" jerseys are being sold in the Trump campaign store.

Trump’s campaign store is selling $99 football jerseys that say ‘Stand Up for America’

President Donald Trump's campaign store is selling a jersey with the phrase "Stand Up For America" on the front. The jersey debuted the week that Nike launched its ad campaign starring Colin Kaepernick.

One of the first NFL players to protest alongside Colin Kaepernick is back in the NFL despite an ongoing collusion lawsuit

Eric Reid, who took a knee with Colin Kaepernick in protest of police brutality, is back in the NFL after signing a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers.

The NFL released a statement backing players protesting social issues, including Colin Kaepernick

The NFL said the issues players like Colin Kaepernick have protested deserve "attention and action." It is perhaps the first statement the NFL has made that has supported Kaepernick.

Nike ignited a firestorm of fury with its new Colin Kaepernick ad, but it’s still a brilliant strategy

Nike's new ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick was instantly controversial. But it was most likely still a good business idea.
Pat Tillman's legacy is once again being debated due to Nike's new ad starring Colin Kaepernick.

People are saying Nike should have featured Pat Tillman in its new ad about ‘sacrificing everything’ starring Colin Kaepernick

Critics of Nike's ad starring Colin Kaepernick say the company should have featured former NFL player and army ranger Pat Tillman, who died in Afghanistan in 2004, arguing that Tillman better embodies the advertisement's tagline: "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything."
Antonio Brown is starring in Pizza Hut's first national TV campaign for the NFL.

Pizza Hut is trying to cash in on NFL fans by taking the opposite approach of Papa John’s and Nike

Pizza Hut is kicking off its first season as the official sponsor of the NFL on Tuesday. "If you look at how we're approaching our partnership with the NFL, it's very different from how our previous sponsor approached it," Marianne Radley, Pizza Hut's chief brand officer, told Business Insider.

‘Be happy, be cool!’: Trump trashes NFL players as preseason ushers in a fresh round of protests

President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that NFL players who protest during the national anthem don't know what they're protesting and should be suspended if they don't stand for the anthem.
LeBron James addresses the media after the opening ceremonies of the I Promise School on July 30, 2018 in Akron, Ohio.

LeBron James has some thoughts about Trump’s attempts to ‘divide’ people through sports

The NBA all-star and four-time MVP LeBron James was touting the newly opened "I Promise" school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, on Monday. During a CNN interview, James shared his views on President Donald Trump's behavior toward professional athletes of color.

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins rips ‘bully’ Jerry Jones for demanding Cowboys players stand for the anthem

Malcolm Jenkins did not mince words when commenting on Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' recent announcement that he would force his players to stand for the anthem.